Thursday, June 28, 2007


Ok, Abby and Kate just tagged me. They explained how it works: I have to post the rules (which I do right now *g*), write seven random things about me and then tag seven others to do the same. Then leave a comment in their blog that you have tagged them. Ok? :o)
So, here´s my list:
1. I would love to have a dog but unfortunatly I didn´t have enough time for it. :o(
2. I LOVE ice-cream!!! I couldn´t resist a cup - especially if it´s Ben & Jerrys! *yummi*
3. I like to write by hand... but I didn´t like my handwriting most of the times!
4. I went to summercamps every summer since I was 8 years old. Later I´ve been one of the leaders of those summercamps (till I was ~21 years old).
5. I would love to live in the United States for a longer time.
6. I adore x-mas and love to "deck the halls" to celebrate it!
7. My hair lookes like a lighting strikes me in the 80´s!
Ok, now I have to tag seven other persons but unfortunatly all people I know (writing english) already got tagged. :o( So here´s my shorter list: Michelle, Suzy, Denise and another Denise!
I joined a tagbook-swap and really had fun doing mine. I choose the theme "My garden" because I know that the person that got it is a big gardening-fan!

I did a card for another swap too that I would like to share because it´s the first card for a long time that I really like when it´s done! ;o)

I´ll do a workshopday next sunday and Karen Russell will be there to teach us. Another scrapbooking celebrity I got to know! *yeah* I like her work and I´m really looking forward to it. The LO we will do looks awesome! I´ll tell you about it!

Have a great day - Coni

Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Blog!

Hi and welcome to my new blog! I was thinking about using an "official" blog for some time and now I finally did it! I liked the blog I had before but when I wanted to change something I always had to ask my boyfriend Andi to help me. I think with this new blog I don´t need his help anymore (or maybe less at least ;o) ).
I hope you like the style, come back often and leave a comment if you like to do so!
Take care!

PS: I will upload the "older" posts soon! So you could read everything from its beginning! :o)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Meeting Lisa Bearnson

I´ve been to the Netherlands for a day of workshops. My sister Carola, my friend Nicole and I started early in the morning to go there and came back late at night (or early the next morning ;o) ). But we had a great day and that was worth all the sleep we missed and the long drive to get there!
First I had a workshop with the new stuff from Elsie Flannigan. I was a little disappointed because I didn´t like the colorcombination with red and light blue that much. But it was ok, because I wanted to try something new and that´s what I did! I think I mostly scrap a clean and simple way and Elsie´s stuff is just the opposit. ;o) Here´s my result:

I changed the LO a little and didn´t use the button- and other stickers we had been given. The stickers were pink and I don´t like to use pink with red. *brrr*
The next workshop was with Cosmo Crickets Souvenir-Line. I really love the stuff and the little folded album we made. Unfortunatly mine isn´t ready to show yet. I´m still looking fort he pics I wanna use. But I will show it when I´m done! :o)
My most important reason to go there was Lisa Bearnson. She hosted two workshops I visited. I liked her a lot! She is such a nice and friendly person! And the projects she made where great too! I loved that she told why she is scrapbooking and how to do the journaling. I´m always a little unsure what to write on my LOs. It was awesome for me to meet her! Maybe it´s crazy but I felt a little like a kid standing in front of santa clause! *lol* Maybe it´s because it isn´t usual in Germany to meet scrapbboking celebrities. ;o)

The first project she teached was a Filefolder named „My simple truth“. I´m not done with the journaling but I finished it at home and can show it. I will do the journaling later this week to comlete my project. Again I changed it a little.

The other workshop was an Album „About Me“. I loved the stuff we got to do it. It´s a complete Album with stuff to do 20 LOs! Mine isn´t ready but if you wanna see it you could see Lisas version HERE. Here sister was also there. She is a really nice person too and has an awesome handwriting! She wrote my name across the box of the album. I wish I could write and doodle like her!

We really had a great day and had a lot of fun! I´m sure I will not forget that day!
Last weekend I found some time to stamp a little and made some new cards:
This House Mouse-stamp I bought during my vacation to Florida. In the same shop I found another stamp. Although it´s really hot here in Germany lately I had to use it. :o)

Isn´t that little snowman cute? It really warms my heart! :o)
Have a nice day! - Coni

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Back from Florida

Since a few days we are home again. We had a great vacation to Fort Lauderdale and I wish it would not have ended this fast!We had a room in a small hotel at the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-sea and really liked it. From our room we could see the beach and the ocean.

We went to the beach several times, laying in the sand or going for a walk. But we also did some trips. We went to Disneyworld for two days. The first day we were at Magic Kingdom to visit Mickey Mouse and his friends and the other day we went to see the Disney-MGM-Studios. Both days were wonderful and we had a lot of fun!

Another time we went to the Everglades to see some aligators. Unfortunatly we couldn´t see many of them because the water was high. But at least we saw a few ones. Here´s the proof:

We also enjoyed the trip because of the airboat we took to went into the Everglades. It was a lot of fun to nearly fly over the water! :o)
And we visited Miami too. We went to Bayside but I was very surprised to see Miami again. There are so many high buildings with condomniums build there and they are still building new ones! I was a little disappointed because I loved that Miami wasn´t doing that but now they do it more and more. :o( But we went to the Hard Rock-Café which was all the same and ate HUGE burgers *mjamm* :o)

I used our vacation to the states to visit some LSS and some of the big shops like Michaels oder AC Moore. It was great to have so much Scrapbooking-Stores around! Here in Germany there are just a few shops that sell Scrapbooking-stuff and they are far away! And I love to have the possibility to buy stuff at supermarkets like Walmart or Target. I wish I had this chance in Germany too...
We really loved our vacation and we are sure we´ll go there again! We love the landscape, the people and everything we saw!
I know I´m crazy but I scraped a little in Florida too. :D Here are two of the LOs I did there:

I will close for today with a picture of a sunrise from our hotelroom. Thanks to jetlag we were up very eary! ;o)

Have a great day! - Coni